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Advanced Practice Provider

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Department

BSD MED - Gastroenterology - Advanced Practice Providers


About the Department

The Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology at The University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the best specialty nationally by U.S News and World Report. With nearly 30 specialists on staff, our program plays a leading role in the understanding of digestive diseases and in developing innovative and successful treatments for patients. Since forming the nation’s first full-time department of gastroenterology in 1927, our physicians have continually improved treatments for digestive tract and related disorders by combining medical research, education, and patient care at the highest level.


Job Summary

Perform duties as an Advanced Practice Provider, providing comprehensive care to patients in the outpatient Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic within the Section of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine.

Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Performs the assessment, diagnosis, initiation of delegated medical treatments, independent nursing interventions and evaluation of care.

  • Provides a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice, and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.

  • Provides support and follow up to Digestive Diseases and Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients in the outpatient setting.

  • May be trained and may be responsible to perform certain diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures for the outpatient setting.

  • Demonstrates ability to appropriately perform telephone triage regarding patient concerns and complaints, with appropriate communication.

  • Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessment of patients, gathering pertinent information in a systematic manner from varied sources.

  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations in organ systems.

  • Analyzes all sources of data, established a medical/nursing diagnosis: initiates and evaluates diagnostic studies, monitors therapeutic procedures and the patient's response to therapy.

  • Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family members, physician, and other members of the health care team.

  • Upholds standards of care for comprehensive treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Completes consultation and appropriate risk identification for colon cancer screening.

  • Monitors GI diseases and other co-morbid conditions, and incorporates assessment findings into plan of care.

  • Provides anticipatory guidance to patients and their families about the course of therapeutic options available.

  • Performs, interprets, monitors and communicates results of diagnostic tests.

  • Counsels patient concerning lifestyle modifications, medication regiments, side effects and interactions using an appropriate psychosocial communication level.

  • Recognizes an emergency situation and initiates appropriate emergency care.

  • Identifies complications requiring collaboration and consultation, initiating appropriate action.

  • Promotes, has knowledge of, and utilizes appropriate patient care protocols that relate to the physiological and psychological needs of GI and Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients.

  • Schedules follow-up visits to appropriately monitor patients, progression of disease and their response to therapy.

  • Establishes appropriate priorities of care.

  • Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.

  • Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient’s plan of care.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois

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Preferred Competencies

  • Competency in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Willingness to contribute to the section and organizational goals.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.

  • Proficiency in the use of computers.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services


Role Impact

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status

Exempt


Pay Frequency

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

40


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

Yes


Health Screen Required

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


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